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Italy - Corniglia

Italy - Corniglia
The Cinque Terreis a string of five old fishing villages perched high on the rugged coastline of the east end of the Italian Riviera in Liguria. Until recently they were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. Nowadays Cinque Terre is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It's also one of the most sought-after travel destinations in all of Italy. The five villages are no longer the isolated hamlets they once were, but there’s still a feeling of authenticity, with few roads and perfectly preserved architecture.

Corniglia is the central village and also the smallest of the Cinque Terre. It is unique compared to the other villages for its position, as it is built on top of a cliff 100 meters above the Mediterranean Sea. That makes the village known as the “Balcony of the Cinque Terre”. N ext to that Corniglia is special because it is the only village of the Cinque Terre where you are not immediately in the middle of the village when you get off the train. Therefore it is a village that many tourists skip.

Artifacts found in Pompeii, have historians dating the origins of Corniglia all the way back to the Roman Age. Markings on terracotta containers have helped them deduce even the origins of the name: the words “Gens Cornelia”, which translates into “from the (Roman) family Cornelia”. It is thought that Coniglia was probably a colony of slaves who took on the name Corenila, from the slaveholder who gave them their freedom.

Corniglia has a long and rich agricultural tradition. The village is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces. Its architecture is closer to that of a rural inland village than that of a coastal village.

Schussentäler, Stefani Wehner, TRIPOD MAN, sunlight and 35 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images de ce magnifique village !
Bon dimanche. Amitiés
5 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Remarquable compilation bien rendue.
Bon dimanche.
5 weeks ago.
Amelia club
A lovely collage here, Jaap. I particularly like the the largest photo with the old steps.
5 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A super montage, Jaap and co-incidentally appearing next to Aschi's CinqueTerre shots on my pages!
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
Da hast du wieder sehr schöne Eindrücke von deiner Runde festgehalten lieber Jaap,sehr schön ist deine Collage :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Sonntag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
5 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely montage of Italian architecture. All the best, Joe
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A beautiful collage Jaap.
Nutella crepes sound good!
5 weeks ago.
Jean-Paul club
Excellent 'collage' d'une charmante ville italienne!
5 weeks ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
Very, very nice Jaap. A lovely montage.
5 weeks ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Another great collage here Jaap. Looks like a wonderful village and one that we would dearly like to visit too. Thanks for the 'heads up'. Well done.

Have a great Sunday. Herb
5 weeks ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Lovely collage of this beautiful, little town, Jaap!
5 weeks ago.
Pearl club
Très joli tableau pour ce petit nid italien.
5 weeks ago.
"seise" club
5 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
A beautiful collage, nice wiews of the old city!
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Beautiful impressions, Jaap ! A nice set of pictures !
5 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Wunder schöne Aufnahmen!
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Well chosen and beautifully captured images in this gorgeous collage Jaap. This looks like a wonderful place to visit, especially as less tourist go there compared to the other villages.

It all looks welcoming and cosy. Great work my friend.
5 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
5 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent collage and lovely images, Jaap.
5 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A charming and very evocative ethnography of this traditional fishing village.
Beautiful series and attractive collage, Jaap.
5 weeks ago.
cammino club
Typische italienische Szenen.
5 weeks ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Superbe village !
5 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
Sehe schöne Collage
5 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Thanks for the visit of Corniglia!*******************
5 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
magnifique village italien !*********************belles prises*******************
5 weeks ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Eine wunderschöne Italien-Collage.
5 weeks ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
superbe !!!!
5 weeks ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Lovely! The lemon and basil granita sounds refreshing!
5 weeks ago.
Esther club
And you were able to find mostly empty streets.
4 weeks ago.
Gudrun club
Picturesque and beautiful and you seem to have been able to escape the crowds!
4 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very lovely presentation of this old village !!!
4 weeks ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
An interesting description and a well put together montage, Jaap.
4 weeks ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Bien réussi ses photos un beau village bonne journée
4 weeks ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Très agréable à regarder .
4 weeks ago.

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